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10:35 AM ET, January 22, 2013

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Wall Street Journal:
We the Government  —  An inaugural address of striking liberal ambition and partisanship.  —  President Obama's second inaugural address won't be remembered for stirring lines, but then its purpose seemed to be more political than inspirational.  Mr. Obama was laying down a marker …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Obama Lays Out Liberal Vision at Inauguration  —  WASHINGTON — Barack Hussein Obama ceremonially opened his second term on Monday with an assertive Inaugural Address that offered a robust articulation of modern liberalism in America, arguing that “preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.”
Fred Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Inaugural Intentions
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Carrie Budoff Brown / Politico:   Obama dodges ‘hard choices’ on entitlements
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama speech reveals a different leader
Discussion: First Read and Wonkblog
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Obama Was Always a Liberal, But Now He's Defending Liberalism
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Obama's Startling Second Inaugural
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging The Second Inauguration Of Barack Obama
Discussion: News Desk, CNN and Politico
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Virginia Senate Sneaks Through Gerrymandering Bill While Country Watches Inauguration  —  While the eyes of the nation were turned toward President Barack Obama's second inauguration on Monday, the Virginia State Senate managed to hurriedly pass a bill that would redistrict the state's senate seats.
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Lowkell / Blue Virginia:
BREAKING: While Dems Distracted by Inauguration, Virginia Senate GOP Stages a Coup  —  You don't get more slimy, sneaky, underhanded, etc. than this (great work by Ben Tribbett alerting us to what was going on in the following series of Facebook updates):  —  “Wow- Republicans in the Virginia Senate …
Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Va. Republicans push through rewrite of Senate districts  —  Senate Republicans this afternoon pushed through a surprise rewrite of the 2011 redistricting plan that erases a Democratic seat in western Virginia and creates a sixth majority black district that would be located between Petersburg and Danville.
Mark Murray / First Read:
NBC/WSJ poll: Majority, for first time, want abortion to be legal  —  As the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision takes place on Tuesday, a majority of Americans - for the first time - believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Booman Tribune
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Wall Street Journal:
Support Grows for Roe v. Wade  —  Seven in 10 Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand, according to new data from a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, as the landmark Supreme Court abortion-rights ruling turns 40 on Tuesday.  —  That is the highest level of support for the decision …
Discussion: Politico, SCOTUSblog and American Power
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Collective Turn  —  The best Inaugural Addresses make an argument for something.  President Obama's second one, which surely has to rank among the best of the past half-century, makes an argument for a pragmatic and patriotic progressivism.  —  His critics have sometimes accused …
Peter Allen In Paris / Daily Mail:
Sarkozy's plans 'to dodge new 75% French tax rate by moving to London with wife Carla and setting up £1bn private equity fund'  —  Nicolas Sarkozy is preparing to move to London to set up a billion pounds plus investment fund, it was claimed today.  —  If the move goes ahead …
Daniel Howden / The Independent:
Terror in North Africa: are Westerners pulling the strings?  —  English-speaking jihadis seen in Mali, as a Canadian is reported to have co-ordinated Algeria attack  —  NOTE: WE DO NOT STORE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) BUT YOUR IP ADDRESS WILL BE LOGGED TO PREVENT ABUSE OF THIS FEATURE.
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Fox News:
Gas plant worker and 2 Canadians helped terrorists in siege, Algerian PM says
Discussion: The Jawa Report
New York Times:
French Airstrikes Push Back Islamists and Regain Towns in Central Mali
Discussion: The Reaction and The Maddow Blog
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Jill Kelley Says Paula Broadwell Tried to ‘Blackmail’ Her  —  The woman dragged into the Petraeus scandal tells Howard Kurtz that her life is now a nightmare.  She says she didn't press charges against Paula Broadwell and never exchanged 30,000 emails with a top general.
Discussion: Politico and Business Insider
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
TRENDING: CNN Poll: Do Americans agree with Obama on climate change and immigration?  —  Washington (CNN) - Saying “we will respond to the threat of climate change,” President Barack Obama used his second inaugural address to put the divisive issue back on the front burner.
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid to lay out plans for filibuster reform  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will present colleagues with options for reforming the Senate's filibuster rules in a Democratic caucus meeting Tuesday.  —  Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) …
Discussion: The Plum Line and New York Times
Angela Bassett / CBS News:
Cantor: Time for Washington to “set aside” differences  —  As President Obama officially embarks upon his second term, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., is calling on lawmakers of all stripes to “set aside” their political differences in order to produce “a government that works.”
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Manu Raju / Politico:
Lunching with frienemies: A taste of bipartisanship
Discussion: CNN
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Full Text Of Obama's Second Inaugural Address  —  Below are the prepared remarks for President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, delivered Monday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.:
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Kevin Glass / Townhall.com:
Study: “Debt Problem Began Four Decades Ago” … A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reminds Americans that, contrary to the narrative that huge deficits and debt are merely a recent product of the Great Recession, the problem began over forty years ago.
Discussion: Hot Air
Robert Lopez / L.A. NOW:
Police respond to Chris Brown's home in ‘swatting’ prank  —  Officers were called to the home of Chris Brown in a report that turned out to be false, the latest in a series of so-called swatting incidents targeting celebrity homes, police said Monday night.  —  Police were contacted shortly …
Discussion: Associated Press and theGrio
 
 
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CNN:
Biden on Obama at start of second term: ‘In simpatico’
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Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Leveson: EU wants power to sack journalists
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Lisa Mascaro / Los Angeles Times:
Axelrod: Immigration reform coming ‘early’ in Obama's agenda
Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
Search form  —  By  —  It's common for new presidents on campus …
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EXCLUSIVE: MARK LEVIN'S INAUGURAL DAY MESSAGE— FIGHT!
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Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS:
Colin Powell Slams ‘Idiot Presentations’ by Some Republicans, Urges GOP Leaders to ‘Speak Out’
Bloomberg:
Obama's Bogus Journey
Discussion: Brad DeLong
Caitlin McDevitt / Reuters:
Joan Rivers: First lady's new 'do is a 'don't'
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
David Gregory Tells Morning Joe That President Obama Must Gut Medicare To Succeed
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